Discover more about the constellations of stars and see if you can discover your own!
Salt dough is easy to make and can be used to make all sorts of models - including starfish. This activity will show you how.
Fossil Jurassic star fish from the Sedgwick Museum
Find out how the multi-coloured northern lights are created then have a go at creating your own.
This experiment and video were made by Nick Barrett. Nick is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Earth Science
Department and The British Antarctic Survey investigating the resistance of Antarctic marine species to predicted freshening and
lower salinity in the Southern Ocean.
Download the instructions or watch the video below
Volcanoes form when hot molten rock (magma) under the ground erupts at the surface, but what causes the molten rock to erupt? Eruptions are often driven by gases escaping…
In this experiment you can start a chemical reaction that creates a gas, and see how the gas escaping drives an eruption.
This experiment and video was devised by the Volcano Seismology group in the Earth Science Department, University of Cambridge.
There are many different types of volcanoes. Shield volcanoes have a broad rounded shape and gentle splattery eruptions often described as fire fountains. Strato volcanoes are sharp and steep sided and have violent explosive eruptions. But what makes these two types of volcano look and erupt so differently? It is mainly controlled by how think (viscous) or runny the magma in the volcano is...
In this experiment you can use 3 different thickness (viscosity) liquids to see what differences runny or thick magma can cause in volcanoes.
Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson as she looks at a globe with animals on it, from the Whipple Museum. Learn how to make your own globe at home and imagine what animal you would be.
Love dinosaurs? Like dressing up? We might just have the activity for you.
Get creative with this fun (and fearsome!) dinosaur activity.
Find a new use for used plastic bottles, scrap paper and paperclips.
Watch this film to find out how to create a sculpture of an animal using materials from inside your home.
The Whipple Museum has a large collection of globes from different times and places. Some of them are of the Earth, like this one which you can colour in - what countries can you see on it? Other globes in the collection are of the moon, different planets or the night sky with all the stars.